Sunday, January 22, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: All Aboard at Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents

All Aboard: an Exhibition of Trains

as its featured exhibition Friday, February 3 - Sunday, April 1, 2012. This exhibition in its East Gallery includes model trains, toy trains, historical train objects and an extensive presentation of the train in fine art and videos.

The opening reception is Sunday, February 5. At 1 PM: An Artists Roundtable will feature four artists in the exhibition. A reception in honor of all the artists is from 2 - 4. There is no admission charge for the roundtable or the reception.

Curated by Fiona Cooper Fenwick, with assistance from Marclay Davis, All Aboard amasses a vast cross section of railroad culture and imagery, from actual objects from the earliest days of the railroad in Vermont, to model trains and toy trains, and a significant collection of the train in fine art and photography today.

Among the lenders to the exhibition are the Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury; the St. Albans Historical Museum, The St. Johnsbury Railroad Heritage Society and Stowe Historical Society. Among the artists on exhibit are David and Line Tutwiler, Gary Davis Lang, David Plowden, Jim Shaughnessy, Kevin Fahey, Christopher Jenkins and 20 Vermont artists juried into the exhibition from among Bryan Gallery members.

Among the collectors who have loaned to the exhibit are Shaun Phillips, Bill Sander, Jim Murphy, Bob Jones, Ramsey Yoder, Wayne Senville and Nancy Engels. Many more lenders in each category contributed over 500 objects to this exhibition.

The exhibit will also include a selection of videos on demand from such video artists as the late Charles and Ray Eames (Toccata for Toy Trains,) and Jim Jones of Vermont.

The gallery is open Friday - Sunday, 11 - 4 and by appointment at any time. Bryan Memorial Gallery is at 180 Main Street, Jeffersonville, Vermont. 802-644-5100. There is no admission charge.

David Tutwiler: Steamin' Round The Bend, oil on linen
Mary Bryan: Night Trains, watercolor
Kevin Fahey: Railyard at Sayre, PA, oil on linen